Wild, windy weather has had its way with Sydney Airport, with two of its three runways temporarily closing, and a number of airlines cancelling services.
A Sydney Airport spokesperson told Travel Weekly that the major transport hub was battered by strong westerly winds yesterday, with gusts getting up to 35 knots (65 kilometres per hour).
“As a result, we were operating on the east-west runway from 2pm through to 8pm,” the spokesperson said.
“A number of airlines cancelled services throughout the day, with 20 domestic cancellations in total. International services were unaffected.”
A Virgin spokesperson told Travel Weekly that the airline “proactively cancelled flights beforehand” to ensure all passengers made it to their respective destinations yesterday.
Travel Weekly has contacted Qantas and Jetstar for comment.